Collaborative Post | There’s nothing better than knowing that you’re coming home to your own space after a long day at work. Here are some ways you can make your home and garden the perfect place to relax and unwind after a hard day.
Different colours can have varying impacts on how we feel, depending on what space they’re used in. For best results, opt for colours that match the main use of each room. For example, purple is associated with creativity and power, while red warns of danger or signals passion. Neither of these colours is likely to help you drift off to sleep after a tough day, so instead, you might want to go for calming blues or greens or neutral shades in your bedroom.
If you’re a fan of vivid shades, you can still use these around your home but go with pops of bright colour in a living area or save cheery, energetic colours like yellow and orange for busy, social spaces like your kitchen
Cool and warm tone lights both have their places in the home and it’s important to use lighting for both functional and aesthetic purposes to create a well put together home. The right lighting in your home will also reduce eye strain, make your rooms more fit for purpose and ensure you’re comfortable at home at any time of day or night.
Ambience lighting can help make a space instantly feel more chilled. To create this, you’ll want more than one light point in the room, for example, a table lamp and a floor lamp with low-intensity bulbs. Don’t forget your outdoor space, too - a properly lit garden, yard or balcony will help you get the most use out of the space and enjoy it more. You can use outdoor string lights in garden seating areas to create a cosy, homely feel.
Plants have been proven to reduce stress and aid mental health. Adding some greenery to your indoor spaces in the form of houseplants can also help improve air quality, which will make kicking back in your downtime even easier.
The last thing you need after a difficult week is to come home and struggle to get comfy. Whether it’s a lumpy pillow, bare walls or uninviting seating, you need to make sure that your home feels like somewhere special where you want to spend time.
Spruce up your walls with fun art prints that make you smile or photos of people you love and replace any tired old bedding with something soft and snuggly so you can get a good night’s sleep. Soft furnishings can also make a huge difference to how cosy and homely a space feels, so even if you can’t afford to upgrade your sofa, adding blankets or throws and comfortable cushions will help you transform your living room into your own personal sanctum of comfort.
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